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Sep 5, 2016
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Education Forum member Gareth Sturdy explores the extent to which E.D. Hirsch helps us to make the case for a knowledge-based education. 
Topics: Knowledge-based education, cultural literacy, E.D. Hirsch
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Sep 5, 2016
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Education Forum member Toby Marshall considers the influence of E.D. Hirsch on the new English state school curriculum. This is the second of three lectures exploring the influence and significance of this contemporary educational thinker. 
Topics: E.D. Hirsch, cultural literacy, English state school curriculum
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Jul 16, 2016
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Education Forum member Harley Richardson outlines and appraises E.D. Hirsch’s notion of cultural literacy. This is the first of three lectures exploring the influence and significance of this contemporary educational thinker. 
Topics: E.D. Hirsch, curriculum, cultural literacy
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Jul 9, 2016
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EF Podcast No. 46: Do teachers need a College of Teaching?  Chief Executive of the College of Teachers, Angela McFarlane, makes the case for a new professional body. 
Topics: Education policy UK, College of Teaching, professional body
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May 9, 2016
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Dr Lynn Revell, author Islam and Education: the manipulation and misrepresentation of a religion, discusses the role of religious education in an increasingly secular age. 
Topics: religious studies, religious education, uk education
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Feb 9, 2016
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Sociologist Frank Furedi presents his analysis of the changing practices and perceptions of reading, with comments from Russell Celyn Jones, Birkbeck Professor of Creative Writing.
Topics: reading, literacy, new media, internet
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Jan 31, 2016
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Martin Robinson, teacher and author, explains why schools need a modern trivium.
Topics: education, curriculum, trivium
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Oct 19, 2015
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Education Forum Podcast No. 42: Should schools teach "British values"? The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Listen to the recent Battle of Ideas debate. Jane Sandeman chairs: John David Blake, history practitioner, Harris Federation; Rania Hafez, senior lecturer, Education and Community Studies, University of Greenwich; Toby Marshall, FE lecturer in social theory; Abdul Rehman-Malik, journalist and programmes manager, Radical Middle Way. 
Topics: education, British values, Prevent, schools, curriculum
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Oct 11, 2015
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Dr Peter Kent (ASCL immediate past president), Leila MacTavish (head of initial teacher education, Future Training, Future Academies), Angela McFarlane (chief executive and registrar, College of Teachers), Carolyn Robson (Vice-Chair, Teaching School Council) and Dr Alex Standish (senior lecturer in Geography Education, University College London) explore this issue. 
Topics: initial teacher education and training, UK education policy
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Oct 11, 2015
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Dr Peter Kent (ASCL immediate past president), Leila MacTavish (head of initial teacher education, Future Training, Future Academies), Angela McFarlane (chief executive and registrar, College of Teachers), Carolyn Robson (Vice-Chair, Teaching School Council) and Dr Alex Standish (senior lecturer in Geography Education, University College London) explore this issue. 
Topics: initial teacher education and training, Conservative government, education policy
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Oct 11, 2015
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Dr Peter Kent (ASCL immediate past president), Leila MacTavish (head of initial teacher education, Future Training, Future Academies), Angela McFarlane (chief executive and registrar, College of Teachers), Carolyn Robson (Vice-Chair, Teaching School Council) and Dr Alex Standish (senior lecturer in Geography Education, University College London) explore this issue. 
Topics: Conservative government, education policy, initial teacher education and training
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Oct 11, 2015
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What do new teachers need to know? Dr Peter Kent (ASCL immediate past president), Leila MacTavish (head of initial teacher education, Future Training, Future Academies), Angela McFarlane (chief executive and registrar, College of Teachers), Carolyn Robson (Vice-Chair, Teaching School Council) and Dr Alex Standish (senior lecturer in Geography Education, University College London) explore this issue. This debate was part of the Battle of Ideas festival, for further details of forthcoming...
Topics: initial teacher education and training, education policy, Conservative government
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Sep 27, 2015
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Education Forum member Kevin Rooney asks: is teaching to the test cheating?
Topics: education, education policy, examinations and assessment
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Sep 20, 2015
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The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. A variety of Education Forum participants offer three minutes presentations on the subject: are the thought leaders right about education? Listen to Alka Senghal-Cuthbert, Toby Marshall, Gareth Sturdy, Michael Young, Chris Muller, Mark Taylor and Kevin Rooney.
Topics: education, educational ideas
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Jul 4, 2015
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Professor Dennis Hayes asks if we need to choose between 'Education or  Emile ?
Topics: Emile, education, philosophy of education
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Mar 8, 2015
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How useful is evidence in education? Kevin Rooney, Deputy Head of 6th Form at Bushey School and Education Forum member explores the debate over evidence based education. 
Topic: evidence based education
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Mar 8, 2015
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Should teachers embrace performativity?   Kevin Rooney, Deputy Head of 6th Form at Bushey School and Education Forum member discusses the performance management of teachers.
Topics: education, performance management
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Feb 11, 2014
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Education Forum Podcast No 35: Pob vs The Blob - Who is Winning the Battle of the Hearts and Minds of England's Teachers? Education Forum member Toby Marshall introduces the discussion.
Topics: UK education policy, UK coalition, the blob, curriculum
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Professor Michael Young (Institute of Education, London) offers a challenge to those educationalists that criticise knowledge in the name of social justice. 
Topics: knowledge, education, education policy, curriculum
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Oct 13, 2013
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EF Podcast No. 33: Teacher of the Future  Speakers Tom Burkard (project leader, Phoenix Free School of Oldham), Kevin Rooney (IOI Education Forum), Frankie Sulke (executive director for children and young people, LB Lewisham) and Brett Wigdortz (CEO and founder, Teach First) debate recent changes in English education policy and consider the future of the teaching profession.
Topics: English education policy, teaching, professionalism, creative education
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Oct 1, 2013
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Kevin Rooney, Deputy Head of 6th Form at Bushey School, Watford, England, and Institute of Ideas Education Forum member, answers the question: what makes a good teacher today?
Topics: education, teacher development, teaching, professionalism
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Sep 26, 2013 IOI Education Forum
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EF Podcast No. 31: The False Promise of Global Learning. Alex Standish, author and member of the Institute of Ideas Education Forum, discusses his new book The False Promise of Global Learning: Why Education Needs Boundaries .  
Topics: education, curriculum, geography, global education
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Nov 11, 2012
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Organised with the Standing Committee for Education and Training of Teachers (www.scett.org) Daisy Christodoulou (managing director, The Curriculum Centre), Martin Johnson (deputy general secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers), Tim Oates (group director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment) and Alka Sehgal Cuthbert (PhD researcher, education, University of Cambridge) debate the return of the subjects. Should the return to a subject-based education be...
Topics: education policy, currculum, subjects, coalition
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Sep 30, 2012
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EF Podcast No. 29: What Makes a Good School? David Paton, the head of Radnor House School, examines the factors that contributed to his school being rated âoutstandingâ in every OfSTED inspection category.
Topics: education, education management, schools
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Education Forum member Dennis Hayes introduces Kantâs critical philosophy and examines its philosophical limitations.
Topics: education, Kant, philosophy
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Jul 7, 2012
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EF Podcast No. 28: Understanding Understanding - a critique of Kant on education. The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Education Forum member Dennis Hayes introduces Kantâs critical philosophy and examines its philosophical limitations.
Topics: Kant, education, philosophy
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May 6, 2012
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EF Podcast No. 27: Who really runs the classroom today? Education Forum member Kevin Rooney asks: who runs the classroom today? With responses from Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert, Shirley Lawes, Toby Marshall, Sally Millard and Mark Taylor.
Topics: education, education policy, teacher autonomy
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Professor Michael Young, author of Bringing Knowledge Back In, examines the return to subjects and the case for 'powerful knowledge'. With questions by Education Forum member Toby Marshall.
Topics: UK Coalition education policy, curriculum, subjects, powerful knowledge
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Jan 21, 2012
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The Education Forum's Response to A Framework for the National Curriculum
Topics: education, schooling, education policy uk, curriculum
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Education Forum member Mark Taylor discusses history education with Simon Jenkins (author of A Short History of England), Dr Sean Lang (director of the Better History Forum) and Professor Gary McCulloch (Institute of Education, London).
Topics: history, history education, national curriculum, UK, schools
Education Forum Podcast No. 23 Should England's schools become 'engines of social mobility'? An IOI Education Forum / SCETT joint event The twenty-third EF podcast is available to download now. Listen to a debate over social mobility and education with: Christine Blower, general secretary, National Union of Teachers; Professor Stephen Gorard, director, College of Social Sciences Think Tank, University of Birmingham; Sian Humphreys, policy advisor, National Association of Headteachers; Sally...
Topics: education, schooling, social mobility, education policy, uk
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Education Forum member Professor Dennis Hayes argues that all students need a curriculum that is true to the spirit classical education.
Topics: classics, education
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Jun 22, 2011
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Josephine Hussey, child development researcher, introduces a discussion on the Dame Tickellâs review of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
Topics: Early Years Foundation Stage, education, primary, Tickell review
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Toby Marshall, Education Forum member and Programme Development Secretary for SCETT argues that all teachers need to have knowledge of their subjects and education.
Topics: teacher education, Coalition education policy, education theory
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Feb 20, 2011
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Reflections on The Importance of Teaching: Citizenship is Dead. Long Live History? The latest EF podcast is available for download now. Professor Gary McCulloch, author of The Struggle for the History of Education, assesses the future of history teaching in schools with Education Forum Member Mark Taylor. Click on the triangle below Or to download the podcast, click here
Topics: The Importance of Teaching, Coalition education policy, schools, school history
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Jan 19, 2011
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Reflections on The Importance of Teaching: All Quiet on the Phonics Front? Tom Burkard, author of School Quangos: A Blueprint for Abolition and Reform and Inside the Secret Garden: The Progressive Decay of Liberal Education, reflects on the importance of phonics and the politicisation of reading instruction.
Topics: Tom Burkard, phonics, reading instruction, Coalition education policy
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Dec 17, 2010
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Why isnât education educating? The latest EF podcast is available for download now. Frank Furedi, author of Wasted: Why Education Isn't Educating reflects on educational developments and opportunities since the formation of the UK Coalition government.
Topics: schools, education, Coalition education policy
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Dec 15, 2010
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The sixteenth EF Podcast is available for download now. Listen to Education Forum members Alka Sehgal Cuthbert, Denis Hayes, Shirley Lawes, Toby Marshall and David Perks discuss the proposed increase in university student tuition fees, as well as the withdrawal of funding from non science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) degrees and the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).
Topics: university student tuition fees, EMA, STEM, Willets, higher education
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Nov 28, 2010
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The Case for Subjects Listen to Education Forum member David Perks make the case for subjects, whilst assessing the educational opportunities presented by the UKâs new Coalition government.
Topics: Subject-Based Education, Coalition Education Policy, Michael Gove, UK Schools
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Nov 3, 2010
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What Makes a Good Teacher Live at the Battle of Ideas 2010 Sonia Blandford (professor of educational leadership and innovation, University of Warwick), Tom Burkard (director, Promethean Trust), Dennis Hayes(professor of education, University of Derby) and Sir Alan Steer (pro-director, Institute of Education) discuss one of the key educational issues of our time.
Topics: teacher training, teacher education, coalition education policy
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Oct 10, 2010
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The thirteenth EF Podcast is available to download now. Listen to the Free Schools debate with: Anastasia de Waal (Civitas); Sally Millard (IoI Parents Forum); Fiona Millar (author, The Secret World of the Working Mother); Kevin Rooney (IoI Education Forum); Sian Humphreys (National Association of Headteachers); Ralph Surman (SCETT).
Topics: Free Schools. Michael Gove, Education Policy, Education, Parental Involvement
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Sep 25, 2010
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Listen to Education Forum member Toby Marshall interview fellow member Shirley Lawes. With university-based teacher training increasingly under attack from the UK Coalition government, Toby asks: what makes a good teacher?
Topics: teacher training, teacher education, Coalition, good teacher
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May 10, 2010
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Education Forum member David Perks introduces âWe must do better â an election statementâ, with Dr Ruth Cigman, Editor of Questa, responding.
Topics: UK General Election 2010, education policy, Conservative Party, Labour Party
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Mar 7, 2010
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Monday, 22 February 2010 Education Forum Podcast No. 10 The tenth EF Podcast is available to download now. Listen to Education Forum members Dennis Hayes and Kevin Rooney battle it out over private schools. Kevin argues that too many educationalists are ignoring access to resources, so much so that inequality appears to have become naturalised. Dennis, by contrast, suggests that there is no point even raising this issue when we donât know what are schools for.
Topics: private education, equality of access, elitism
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Mar 4, 2010
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Education Forum Podcast No. 9 The ninth EF Podcast is available to download now. Listen to Education Forum member Mark Taylor on the future of schools under New Labour, followed by educational publisher Philip Walters assessing the Conservative alternative.
Topics: UK Election, Conservative education policy, Labour education policy
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Jun 9, 2009
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The eight EF Podcast is available to download now. Listen to Education Forum members Shirley Lawes, Dennis Hayes, Mark Taylor, Toby Marshall and David Perks discuss SATs and Helene Guldburg's excellent new publication "Reclaiming Childhood".
Topics: Tyrell Burgess, Reclaiming Childhood, SATS
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Jun 9, 2009
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A recording of 'The Battle Over Homework', a debate held at the Institute of Ideas Battle of Ideas 2008, with Kevin Rooney, Hilly Janes and Susan Hallam, chaired by Toby Marshall
Topics: Homework, parental engagement, schoolification, family learning, The Children's Plan